Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather

The release of new Maybelline Colour Tattoos always gets me excited. These are by far my favourite cream eyeshadows, and I own far too many of them, however I cannot resist new collections when they are released. So when I saw the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather versions, I knew I had to pick a few up to try out.

I picked up the shades Creamy Beige, Vintage Plum, Chocolate Suede and Dramatic Black (I couldn’t resist, they were on sale :P). Of all the variations of the Colour Tattoo’s, this release is my favourite to date. The shades are great neutral shades that are quite pigmented, so you need very little product to cover your whole eyelid. The texture of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather is slightly different than their permanent line. The best description that I can come up with is that they have a more matte texture than the permanent versions, and feel a little drier. I actually find that this texture makes them easier to blend out.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather

L-R: Vintage Plum, Creamy Beige, Chocolate Suede and Dramatic Black

I’m loving the shades for this release, they are all such great neutral shades. Of the 4 I picked up, 3 are completely matte with no shimmer, while Chocolate Suede seems to have a slight bit of shimmer, however still has the same matte texture as the others. Of the 4, Creamy Beige has become my everyday eyeshadow base colour. It’s the perfect neutral that adds a little colour, without being too much. Once I brought it home, I realized it’s quite similar to MAC’s Groundwork paint pot, which is a long time favourite of mine. I think the most exciting of these 4 though, is the Dramatic Black shade. It’s finally the creamy black shade I’ve been waiting for. Maybelline previously released a black shade with the Metal collection in the spring, however it had full on glitter and quickly made it to my disappointing products pile. The Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather in Dramatic Black is everything that I want in a black cream shadow. Depending on how heavy an application, it can be used for a light smokey look, or a very dark dramatic look (hence the name). It’s basically a smokey eye in a pot.

Maybelline Colour Tattoos Leather Swatches

Swatched L-R: Vintage Plum, Creamy Beige, Chocolate Suede and Dramatic Black

The Maybelline Colour Tattoos Leathers have fast become favourites of mine. By far the best part in my opinion is the lack of shimmer, they’re just great creamy matte shades that can be used alone or as a base. I would highly suggest swatching them if you get the opportunity.

Have you tried the new Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leathers?

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My Favourite MAC Eyeshadow Quad

My Favourite MAC Quad

My Favourite MAC Quad

Top L-R: Satin Taupe & Espresso Bottom L-R: Naked Lunch & Soba

Eyeshadow palettes are one of my favourite makeup items; they offer so many possibilities and are just such fun to play around with and I have quite the collection. Despite the huge variety of palettes I have, I always find myself going to my favourite MAC eyeshadow quad. MAC was the first non drugstore brand I ever used, and still is one of my favourite brands, both for their awesome products and for sentimental reasons.

In my MAC Quad I have the 4 shades that I use the most often; Satin Taupe, Espresso, Naked Lunch and Soba. Honestly these shades haven’t changed in a couple of years, because I just find the palette to be the perfect combination for most of the eyeshadow looks I wear. These are also the only 4 eyeshadows that I have ever hit pan on.

Satin Taupe – This is probably my all time favourite MAC eyeshadow shade. It’s a frost shade, but don’t let the word ‘frost’ scare you, it’s not frosty in the traditional sense, it’s got a little shimmer of silver running through it. This shadow is one of my go to shadows for doing a wash of colour across the lid.

Espresso – This is the only matte shade in my palette, and it’s definitely the most versatile shade. I use this shade to fill in my eyebrows, in my crease and to create a smokey eye.

Naked Lunch – Love this shade. It’s second only to Satin Taupe in my favourites. It’s a frost shade but again not really frosty, it’s just got a bit of pink shimmer running through this. This is the shade I will use you on my lid if I want to look more awake and rested. Again, it’s one of my go to’s for a wash of colour.

Soba – This is a Satin shade, so while there is no shimmer, it does have a gorgeous sheen. I either wear it on it’s own, or combined with Espresso for a brown smokey eye.

MAC Palette Swatches, My Favourite MAC Palette

L-R: Naked Lunch, Satin Taupe, Espresso, Soba

If you’re new to MAC shadows and are looking for good ones to start with, I would recommend any in this palette. They’re all such lovely and pigmented shades, which can be used alone or combined with other shades.

So there you have it, my favourite MAC eyeshadow quad!

Are any of these shades your favourites? Plus, please let me know what your favourite MAC shades are I’m always looking to expand my collection!

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